This article details important aspects about the tiger year and qualities of the tiger that will help you make the most out of 2022. This is excerpted from my 2022 Year of the Water Tiger Feng Shui Forecast.
The third sign of the Chinese Zodiac, the tiger is a symbol of passion, power, and growth. Although it is represented by the late winter, the tiger is the first sign of spring, when buds and green grass bursts forth from the ground, and so, too, does the tiger.
The rabbit and dragon are the other two zodiac signs of spring, but it is the tiger that fearlessly moves forward through the season and pounces into spring. The tiger’s western zodiac sign equivalent is the sign of Aquarius, the thinker and mover of men and minds.
You might not think of the tiger this way, but they are highly analytical and careful thinkers. The tiger is represented by the wood element. As a such, this makes the tiger very active, vibrant, and full of life.
The New Moon is ruled by the Tiger, Rabbit, and Dragon as these are the spring signs when the earth begins to renew itself.
Tigers are affectionate, loyal, sincere and love to have a good time. They will give all they can of themselves and will take up humanitarian efforts (much like his Aquarian equivalent). A tiger likes to set the pace for his life and does not like being told how he must live.
If pressure is applied to a tiger, the tiger may lash out impulsively, and then beg for forgiveness afterward. A tiger is a born leader and is ambitious but loving. Ask a tiger what they think, and you will get unvarnished candor.
His authenticity and frankness can be disarming at times. Generous and giving, the tiger is very sweet and makes a doting parent. A mother tiger will always be a fun and joy to be around and look fashionable too. Her house will be impeccable and beautifully decorated.
Often, the tiger can take over the family life, telling everyone what to do. And while they’re usually right, they also ensure that the needs of everyone are seen to and that all are taken care of in their dutiful tiger way.
Tigers are uncompromising.
They live according to their own inner code and make upstanding and trustworthy leaders. Just look at the long reign of Queen Elizabeth, a very famous tiger, who adores two animals: horses and her Welsh Corgi dogs.
Besides the animals, these two are also the zodiac signs that are compatible with her own.
Tigers are the epitome of bravery and never back down. Tigers are romantic and very seductive and give of themselves wholly. There are no half measures with a tiger in anything in life.
The tiger has a friend in the horse and dog, and his secret friend is the pig. A tiger’s enemy is the monkey, and the lesser enemy of the tiger is the snake.
So, while this is a good year for friends of the tiger, namely pigs, dogs, and horses, the enemy of the tiger, the monkey, and the sign that creates what’s called a “fire penalty”, the snake, may have some downsides particularly with health this year. Be sure to read the individual horoscopes in the Feng Shui Forecast Success Pack for more details about this.
Of all the signs of the tiger, such as wood tiger, fire tiger, or metal tiger, it is the water tiger who can show restraint, calm demeanor and who can adapt and do the right thing for everyone, not just themselves.
Sensitive, caring, and intuitive, the water tiger possesses a calm that other tigers don’t always show.
The tiger sign is also at once as shy and reclusive (they notably live solitary lives), and in a flash is a showman who’s bold and egocentric and enjoys basking in the limelight.
The tiger loves being king of the jungle, which is a more apt description than his cousin the lion who’s usually crowned with that moniker.
That’s because, unlike lions, tigers do live in jungles. And in cold forests in Siberia.
This is a cat with stamina and range far beyond his other cousins with their climate and ranging limitations. Oh, and did I mention this cat positively loves water?
The water tiger is intelligent, comes up with new ideas and solutions, and tries to put others at ease, having the greatest self-control of all the tiger signs.
Their downfall? Procrastination and indecision (and isn’t that true for all of us?).
A tiger can drag his heels and wring his hands with the best of them. And water tigers are no exception. But once a tiger is ready to act, it is quick and decisive.
What can you learn from the tiger? Don’t let indecision rule your year. Take action.
Famous tigers include:
Queen Elizabeth, Fidel Castro, Marilyn Monroe, Jerry Lewis, Demi Moore, Joe DiMaggio, Ayatollah Khomeini, Steve Irwin, John Candy, Joe Louis, Steve Wonder, Christian Bale, Bill Murray, Victoria Beckham, Robert Pattinson.
Because of the tiger year and the 5 Yellow as the reigning star, I worry about the potential for war.
This year has the seed of major conflict especially because the tiger is a wrathful and vengeful sign in the zodiac.
Both World Wars I and II began in tiger years.
World War I began in 1914, a tiger year, and World War II began…well, there’s some discussion about that.
Here are my thoughts…
Some say WWII began in September 1939, the year of the rabbit, but I contend it was when Germany took over Austria in March 1938 and then France and Britain handed over a large portion of Czechoslovakia at the Munich Conference on September 28–29, 1938, the Year of the Tiger.
Once Germany had taken over two countries in one year, in my mind, that’s when the war wheels were set in motion.
This year, I am hoping and praying and counting on the water element to make calmer heads prevail and to put the needs and higher ideals of all mankind, nature, and the environment – in short, all of existence – ahead of pride and arrogance.
Tiger Qualities to Adopt in Your Life this Year
Each year, we can take an energetic lesson from the zodiac sign of the year. The tiger has many wonderful qualities that we can use to help us in the year ahead — and that help us manage better and more effectively.
In 2021, the ox year kept us just keepin’ on, but the tiger is ready to act, and act swiftly. You can feel the speed building for this year ahead here in the fall of 2021 as I write this.
There’s a lesson for the Year of the Tiger: don’t waffle, don’t dilly dally, and don’t sit on your hands.
If you want to do something, DO IT NOW. Act decisively, and potently.
Last year, the ox would gladly sit in the lotus position and could be hard as a bull to move. Not the tiger.
It’s time to get moving again and building new inroads and exploring new things in your life, business, and relationships. A whole new energy will be opening up in 2022.
All signs can benefit from the tiger energy and take on some of this sign’s most positive qualities. These tiger qualities are ones any signs can apply to the year ahead.
TIGER & CAREER. Be committed.
A tiger may procrastinate or be indecisive, but once they commit, nothing will stop them. Think of that with your life this year.
At work, make an entrance. Ask for what you’re worth. Quit playing and start that business. Look for jobs that have real potential. Forget the FREE in freelance. Your salad days are over. It’s time for clients and customers to pay up, and you are way past getting your due.
Have you fully committed to investing? The time is now. Get it set up and make regular contributions to your retirement or investment accounts.
Are you ready to eliminate debt? Take advantage of opportunities that come this year and wipe it out once and for all.
Relationship teetering for years? Go all in or cut it off.
Health needs fall to the bottom of your to-do list? Make YOU the top to-do!
TIGER & MONEY. Look for growth potential.
As a wood animal, look for investments that are small, overlooked, undervalued, or just starting out.
They are the acorns that will grow into mighty oaks that grow and grow. Let that be your mantra. Research thoroughly and when you’re ready to make your move, pounce.
IPOs are often a good place to get in on the ground floor, just do your research first so you are confident. Many times, at the IPO, the price will be high and then come down in the first week… so patience, like the tiger has, is a good quality.
TIGER & HEALTH. Take care of your health and your immune system.
In health, your liver is the central organ responsible for repairing damaged cells in your body.
Watch over consumption of alcohol, medications, and lowering your consumption of fats and sugars. Try to avoid all processed foods and foods that are fried.
The liver could be compromised this year as many people are suffering from liver difficulties from being overweight, ingesting harmful foods, and upping their intake of alcohol.
Look for more updates and a rise in conditions such as NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) and NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis), another condition often related to a poor diet full of processed and fried foods, especially those with trans fats (bye bye burritos and French fries).
TIGER & LOVE. Add more togetherness.
In a relationship, it’s easy to be annoyed by petty things, but don’t let those small things spoil what you have.
Make an effort to bring more romance your relationship and strengthen the bonds that go past who left whose socks on the floor again.
When you’re together, be like a tiger and be all in. Avoid looking at your phone or being distracted. When you’re together, be fully together.
Find things that unite you and that give you a sense of purpose as a couple or as a family. This could be anything from planning a big trip or a renovation, or just gardening together.
Put loving attention on your hands and fingers. They’re expressive and they’re the body part associated with the tiger.
A nice shoulder rub, holding hands in bed, and soft caresses go a long way in a relationship. Those tender feelings can make you feel like purring and are a way to add more sensuality to your relationship.